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I just got back from some SERIOUS BACKWOODS BUSHWHACKING to get a Christmas tree. With a 30lb toddler on my back no less. CB at 4:05pm December 6You are a burly Alaskan woman! Nice work! GC at 4:18pm December 6You ARE the WOMAN!!! BN at 4:18pm December 6That's so traditional Christmas of you! Even if it was tough, I bet it makes for a nice memory. :)
My favorite part was when you guys got home- just imagining the feeling of getting all warm and cozy after some work out in the cold makes me feel warm and cozy! I love that feeling.
We just got our tree today too... but we got one of those from a lot across the street from Target, and it was definitely not free. :)
Hiking into the boonies to cut down your own tree is THE ONLY way to do it. Your experience is very much like mine at the ranch, only I never carried a toddler! (The "I walk, Mommy!" comments were hilarious and soo almost-two-year-old) But you'd be surprised how hilly and wet the west end of the ranch is. We also pulled ours back to the house by a horse once we'd gotten it up the steep hill.Good luck with the tree stand! Growing up, my dad just nailed our tree stand into the floor every year (through the carpet) because we could never get it to stay up (12 foot tree so as not to be dwarfed by 20 foot ceiling...) I'll have to google some "do-it-yourself" tree stands 'cause you've got me intrigued now! Between D's carpentry skills and your ingenuity, I'm sure you can come up with something.
Hmmm... I will be interested to see how you stand a tree without a tree stand. Alaska sounds cold and surprisingly WET for December. I need a warm drink just thinking about it!
I think we've settled on a 5 gal bucket with some rocks in it to keep the trunk vertical.We'll do it tomorrow...along with our homemade decorations (strings of popcorn and cranberries, plus dried oranges (sprinkled with cloves), and some homemade danish heart baskets. Darn, I forgot to ask Hubby to bring home some construction paper for that. I'll have to do that!
Oh, that sounds like so much fun!!! And so cold! Our little apartment only gets a 4 foot tree. I definitely giggled at the "burly Alaskan woman" part. I do think you are tough! It's very admirable. I told my hubby about you, and he wants to try out living in rural Alaska now! :D
I bow to your superior woman-ness (yes, it's a word). I would not last 5 minutes in Alaska no matter how much I love to watch 'Survivor Man'. It's so beautiful but the cold would do me in.What a cool experience for your family though to go and get your own tree. Thanks for sharing so I can live vicariously through your adventure from the warmth of my own home.
Sweet!! How fun! We have that tradition too, but our method is a little more, should I say civilized?? ;) We go to a tree farm and select one of the trees there. Unfortunately, we have to pay $35 every time! How nice that you get it for free! Just another one of the many perks of living in Alaska, huh?! What a fun family memory for you guys.
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